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Simple corporate bonds exposure draft legislation
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 22 2013

Treasury has issued exposure draft legislation which will introduce new provisions intended to facilitate increased trading in retail corporate bonds


New regulatory guide on scheme constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

Section 601EB of the Corporations Act, 2001 requires that ASIC must register a scheme within 14 days of lodgement unless it appears to ASIC that


Dividend washing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

It was possible for an investor to obtain a franking credit twice by selling shares that had been held for the statutory 45 days ex-dividend and then


Managed investment schemes constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

ASIC has issued a consultation paper that sets out a number of alternative proposals to amend its current regulatory guide as to the content of Constitutions for managed investment schemes


Managed investment trusts increase in withholding tax
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 31 2012

The Government has announced that MIT withholding tax which is currently only 7.5 for foreign investors who are resident in a country with which Australia has a tax information sharing agreement will be increased to 15


Trusts is streaming of income permitted?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 14 2010

Up until the decision of the High Court in Bamford the Commissioner has accepted that a trustee may stream categories of income to different beneficiaries e.g. capital gains and franked dividends


Financial requirements for responsible entities to change from 1 November 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

While responsible entities of managed investment schemes still have a reasonable period of time to prepare for the changes ASIC has made to the financial requirements under their Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), the changes significantly increase the regulatory and financial burden they face


PDS requirements for agribusiness schemes to change from 1 August 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

ASIC issued a consultation paper in April 2010 with proposals to improve disclosure to retail investors in relation to agribusiness schemes following the spectacular collapses of these types of schemes in 2009


PDS requirements for infrastructure schemes to change from 1 July 2012
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 15 2012

ASIC issued two consultation papers in April 2010 and April 2011 with proposals to improve disclosure to retail investors in relation to infrastructure schemes following the problems which arose in relation to the unit trust established to finance the Brisbane Airport Link infrastructure project


Managed investment trusts making CGT choice
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 14 2010

If you are an Australian managed investment trust you may make a choice that certain assets of your trust are to be treated on capital rather than revenue account e.g. shares and land